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Table 3 Mean distance of the (closest) locking bolt to the theoretical average position of the axillary nerve

From: Intramedullary fixation of proximal humerus fractures: do locking bolts endanger the axillary nerve or the ascending branch of the anterior circumflex artery? A cadaveric study

Nail bolt-axillaris distance SD
Synthes PHN 8.6 mm 3.4
Synthes EPHN 8.2 mm 6.0
Targon PH 15.7 mm 2.1
Stryker T2-PHN 2.7 mm 1.9
S&N Trigen PH 6.7 mm 5.2
Zimmer Sirus 5.0 mm 2.3